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Silverking Lodge
Reviewed 6 December 2012

My family and I have been going to the SilverKing lodge for over 20 years. Somehow Kirk and Pam Thomas(and now all the kids) have managed to keep this fishing/family retreat as special as it was many years ago. Yes---they have remodeled and upgraded over the years to make it even more comfortable and relaxing. This place is a true vacation----leave it all at home--getaway! The food, the staff, the scenery, whale watching, the eagles, the ocean.......oh....and you can even go fishing if you would like!!
Try it once and then spend the rest of your life going home to Alaska------

Room Tip: Can be a little noisy in the front rooms in the morning with all the traffic to be out at first ligh...
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 July 2012

How in the world did I end up spending my vacation at a fishing lodge on a small island off Ketchikan, Alaska? Well, the answer to that has many ebbs and flows of constant research and decision making when it came to where I wanted to spend my vacation....so i won't bore you with all of that. The fact is....I like to eat Alaskan seafood and I love Alaska. So it was decided that we try the Silverking Lodge. This lodge is located on Grant Island which is a short distance away from Revellagigedo Island (where Ketchikan is located). There is nothing else on the island besides the lodge, rainforest, and some deer. The fact that it is on its own island makes the lodge and the whole experience even more intriguing and adventurous. The lodge has a very big and beautiful deck in the front for people to lounge around in the evenings and admire the scenery. The rooms are very comfortable. Beds and bathrooms quite adequate. The food was great- 3 meals a day were served and a constant sandwich bar was provided if someone had the munchies in between. Also, there were delicious cookies and other snacks provided - what a treat. The fishing!- well, it definitely is a fishing lodge.....so you better get out there! Skiffs are provided with your stay - they are quite adequate - we took the skiff out everyday and caught plenty of fish. You can also rent the "yellow" boats for an extra amount if you have more people- that would allow you to go out a little further. The lodge provides the tackle and rods and gives some information on how to catch the fish. They also provide raingear if needed - which is probably at some point on your trip. We zipped around and trolled around on the skiff, caught lots of salmon and rock fish, saw lots of bald eagles, enjoyed the beautiful scenery.....and....yes, saw whales!...Lots of whales were going through....we saw them a couple of days fishing, then saw them passing by the lodge. What a beautiful sight. The whole experience was amazing....looking around at the beauty ....the ocean, islands, the rainforest.....then the fishing.....bringing home plenty of fish from Alaska makes everyone jealous. Make sure you walk back on the boardwalk into the rainforest....it's a treat.....look for blueberries and ......... It seems that there are many people that come back to silverking year after year......why? because they immensely enjoy it.......it's a way to get away from everything and fish in a pristine beautiful place......try it!

Room Tip: all rooms are great.....no worries there
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 31 July 2012

What a beautiful paradise. Great fishing, unbelievable beauty, the lodge is geougeous. Excellent Food,,service accommodations and fishing. Special kudos to Michael Briggs for making this Excellent vacation come true. What a great representative of the great service this company provides.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 July 2012

Our group was smaller this year than in previous years but we still enjoyed all of it. Lodge is great, the boys on the dock are extremely helpful and do a wonderful job of filleting our fish. Plan on returning again next year. Can't say enough about the food and accomodations. Kudos to Lynn and the girls!

Room Tip: all the rooms are extremely quiet, small but adequate as you never spend much time in them anyway...
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Reviewed 3 August 2011

We arranged a corporate retreat for 42 employees and partners. The food (thanks to the best cook ever, Lynn) the rooms, the fishing arrangements, the amount of fish we all caught(even those who had never before fished).
This lodge is fabulous!!!
Can't say enough great things about the staff, the accomodations, the food, the total Alaskan experience.
All 42 of us will do it again and again!!!!

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Silverking Lodge

Address: Grant Island, Ketchikan, AK 99901
Region: United States > Alaska > Ketchikan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 14 Speciality Lodging in Ketchikan
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The longest operating self-guided Alaskan fishing lodge in all of Southeast Alaska. The waters in front of the lodge provide a natural corridor for salmon returning to local rivers to spawn. Silver salmon, particularly, move in large numbers through the area every summer as they return to several natural spawning grounds and a local hatchery. ... more   less 

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